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extensions/Gadgets - file permissions trigger debian lintian warnings
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0. Context

DEB packages of mediawiki and many of its extensions, are prepared as part of the WP-MIRROR project.

  1. Lintian

During the build process, lintian performs a great number of sanity checks, including seeing if each file has file permissions appropriate to its file type.

When lintian sees a non-executable file with 755 permissions, rather than 644, lintian will throw a warning like:

W: wp-mirror-mediawiki: executable-not-elf-or-script usr/share/wp-mirror-mediawiki/extensions/Gadgets/GadgetHooks.php

  1. Files which should have permissions set to 644


  1. Technical details

DEB standards version: 3.9.6
GIT branch: master


Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/Gadgets : masterSet 644 file permissions on .php files

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It says the file already has 644 not 755.

(shell) cd Gadgets/
(shell) git pull
Already up-to-date
(shell) git checkout master
Already on 'master'
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'.
(shell) ls -l *php
-rwxr-xr-x 1 foo foo 6107 Jun 26 17:15 GadgetHooks.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 foo foo 8585 Jun 26 17:15 Gadgets.alias.php
-rwxr-xr-x 1 foo foo 13849 Jun 26 17:15 Gadgets_body.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 foo foo 570 Jun 26 17:15 Gadgets.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 foo foo 5588 Jun 26 17:15 SpecialGadgets.php
(shell) ls -l tests/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 foo foo 2404 Jun 26 17:15 GadgetTest.php

Change 221386 had a related patch set uploaded (by Alex Monk):
Set 644 file permissions on .php files

Krenair claimed this task.Jun 27 2015, 5:52 PM
Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as Resolved.Jun 27 2015, 6:51 PM

Change 221386 merged by jenkins-bot:
Set 644 file permissions on .php files

I confirm that the above mentioned debian lintian warnings are cured.